The Most Reverend Robert Barron
Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Pope Francis and the New Evangelization
- The Most Reverend Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles
Fr. Robert Barron
(Rector, Mundelein Seminary/University of Saint Mary of the Lake; founder, Word on Fire)
Cosponsored by Word on Fire
In this lecture, Fr. Robert Barron discussed how to put faith into action in today’s increasingly secular world. With Pope Francis as a model of how to present “the joy of the Gospel,” Barron argued that Catholics have a duty to awaken the faith of the baptized and bring back those who have drifted. While the message has remained unchanged since the first century, Catholics are called to share the beauty, goodness, and truth of the faith with new ardor, new expressions, and new methods that will reach the disenchanted and bring people closer to Christ and to his Church.
Bishop Robert Barron has served as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdioces of Los Angeles since September 2015. He was formerly Rector and Professor of Faith and Culture at University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary. He holds a doctorate from the Institut Catholique de Paris and is author of many books, including And Now I see: A Theology of Transformation, and Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and The Priority of Christ: Toward a Post-Liberal Catholicism. Bishop Barron is also the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, a media group dedicated to the new evangelization, and creator and host of “Catholicism,” a ten-part documentary on the Catholic faith.